Sometimes you run into a campsite that has an ant problem. Whether it's Argentine ants,which can have a painful bite or the tiny sugar ants that will swarm a few crumbs, you can take preventive measures. Upon arrival,when finished setting up your site, douse anything leading to your camper with ant spray. This includes stabilizing jacks, water hoses, and power cords. Don't make any pathways by leaning things against the the camper. There are environmentally friendly sprays, but these contain odors like mint or lemon grass. The smell is sometimes overwhelming.
After the ant spray sprinkle baby powder or borax around the perimeters of your pad, canopy, picnic table and rug - any where you don't want ants to intrude on your fun. I even sprinkle some around my truck tires. The powder doesn't kill the ants, but forms a barrier they don't like to cross. You still may find an ant or two inside, but these steps should prevent hundreds or even thousands from invading your spaces. One other note for pet owners, be careful not to let your pets walk where you have sprayed for ants.
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